Ouest in Haiti
|• Type||Departmental Council|
|• Department||4,982.56 km2 (1,923.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|ISO 3166 code||HT-OU|
|HDI (2017)||0.535 |
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Ouest (English: West, Haitian Creole : Lwès) is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It is the jurisdictional seat of the national capital, the city of Port-au-Prince. It has an area of 4,982.56 square kilometres (1,923.78 sq mi) and a population of 4,029,705 (2015 Estimate). It borders the Dominican Republic to the east.
In the administrative divisions of Haiti, the department is the first of four levels of government. Haiti is divided administratively into ten departments, which are further subdivided into 42 arrondissements, 145 communes, and 571 communal sections.
Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.
Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894. The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville.
It is the second largest department in Haiti after Artibonite. Gonâve Island is also part of the Ouest department. The department's stretch of coastline lies entirely in the Gulf of Gonâve.
Artibonite is one of the ten departments of Haiti. With an area of 4,887 km2 it is Haiti's largest department. As of 2015, its estimated population was 1,727,524. The region is the country's main rice-growing area. The main cities are Gonaïves and Saint-Marc. In February 2004 an insurgency tried unsuccessfully to declare Artibonite's independence.
Gonâve Island is an island of Haiti located west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. It is the largest of the Hispaniolan satellite islands. The island is an arrondissement in the Ouest and includes the communes of Anse-à-Galets and Pointe-à-Raquette. The indigenous Taínos called the island Guanabo.
The Gulf of Gonâve is a large gulf of the Caribbean Sea along the western coast of Haiti. Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince, is located on the coast of the gulf. Other cities on the gulf coast include Gonaïves, Saint-Marc, Miragoâne, and Jérémie. Several islands are located in the gulf, the largest being Gonâve Island, followed by the much smaller Cayemites.
The Department of Ouest is subdivided into five arrondissements, which are further subdivided into twenty communes.
An arrondissement is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other Francophone countries, and the Netherlands.
(with 2009 Population Estimates in parentheses)
Ganthier is a commune in the Croix-des-Bouquets Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti. It has 71,261 inhabitants.
Thomazeau is a commune in the Croix-des-Bouquets Arrondissement, Ouest department of Haiti. It has 52,017 inhabitants.
Arcahaie is an arrondissement in the Ouest of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 198,551 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Arcahaie Arrondissement start with the number 64.
Croix-des-Bouquets is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 474,806 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Croix-des-Bouquets Arrondissement start with the number 63.
Croix-des-Bouquets is a town in the Croix-des-Bouquets commune in the Croix-des-Bouquets Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti. In 2009, the commune had 227,012 inhabitants, making it the most populous city in Ouest department outside of Port-au-Prince Arrondisement.
On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in the department, the largest in Haiti in two centuries.In the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, many areas suffered damage. In the Léogâne Arrondissement, the city of Léogâne suffered 80-90% destruction. Other places in Léogâne were also affected.
Absolute poverty levels in the Ouest department are the lowest in the country.
All of the major transportation systems in Haiti are located near or run through the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Sud is one of the ten departments of Haiti. It has an area of 2,653.60 square kilometres (1,024.56 sq mi) and a population of 774,976. Its capital is Les Cayes.
Petit-Goâve is a coastal commune in the Léogâne Arrondissement in the Ouest department of Haiti. It is located 68 kilometres (42 mi) southwest of Port-au-Prince. The town has a population of approximately 12,000 inhabitants.
Delmas is a commune in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti. Delmas itself is an urban continuation of the capital city. Delmas is also the location of much of the area's commercial and industrial enterprise.
An arrondissement is a level of administrative division in Haiti.
Anse-à-Galets is a commune and city in the La Gonâve Arrondissement, in the Ouest department on Gonâve Island in Haiti, located to the west-northwest of Port-au-Prince in the Gulf of Gonâve. It is the largest commune on the island and has 62,559 inhabitants.
Tabarre is a commune in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti.
Léogâne is an arrondissement in the Ouest Department of Haiti. As of 2015, the population was 509,280 inhabitants. Postal codes in the Léogâne Arrondissement start with the number 62.
Port-au-Prince is an arrondissement in the Ouest department of Haiti. It had 2,109,516 inhabitants at the 2003 Census which was estimated to have risen to 2,759,991 in 2015 in an area of 735.78 sq km. Postal codes in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement start with the number 61.
Gressier is a commune in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti. It has 25,947 inhabitants.
The 1770 Port-au-Prince earthquake took place at 7:15 pm local time on June 3, on the Enriquillo fault near Port-au-Prince, Saint-Domingue, the French colony that is now the country of Haiti.
Morne-à-Chandelle is a village in the La Gonâve Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti, on the southern side of the Gulf of Gonâve. It is located 7.7 miles (12.4 km) east of Léogâne.
Durissy is a village in the Léogâne Arrondissement, in the Ouest department of Haiti. It is west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.
The 2015 Ligue Haïtienne season was the 52nd season of top-tier football in Haiti. The league was split into two tournaments—the Série de Ouverture and the Série de Clôture—each with identical formats and each contested by the same 20 teams.
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